Western Digital’s popular My Book Live hard drives are being deleted remotely by an unknown attacker, according to the company. And there’s not much anyone can do at this point but unplug their drives from the internet.
“We have determined that some My Book Live devices have been compromised by a threat actor,” Western Digital’s Jolin Tan told Gizmodo early Friday by email. “In some cases, this compromise has led to a factory reset that appears to erase all data on the device.”
“The My Book Live device received its final firmware update in 2015,” Tan continued. “At this time, we are recommending that customers disconnect their My Book Live devices from the Internet to protect their data on the device.”
Edit: Original research done by Wizcase: WizCase Report: Vulnerabilities found on WD My Book, NetGear Stora, SeaGate Home, Medion LifeCloud NAS